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  1. Phil1968

    LED foglight bulb legality

    Have some LED bulbs in mind that give the correct beam pattern & therefore won't blind other road users but I can't seem to find an answer as to whether they'll fail an MOT or not. I know replacing the filament bulbs in headlamps is an MOT failure. All I could find on the government MOT website...
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    X-pipe vs straight pipe

    I'm having a resonator delete carried out next week to release a little V8 music. Is there much difference in sound characteristics between having an X-pipe or just two straight pipes in it's place? I know ideally the two pipes should connect to each other once somewhere along the way for...
  3. Phil1968

    OBD connector for dashcam power

    Looking for one of these connectors & I see that most of the ones advertised have a switch in the cable, so am I correct in assuming that the power supplied from the OBD port is a permanent live & not ignition switched? Universal 12/24V to 5V/2.1A In Car Dash Cam DVR Hardwire Kit OBD Tools Cord...
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    300e w124 on the Facetube
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    J-pipes (Helmholtz resonators) for CLS500 / E500

    Has anyone fitted J-pipes to their CLS500 / E500 with the M113 5.0 V8? And if so, what length did you settle on?
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    CLS V12
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    Vito Audio 15

    Trivial 1st world problem with the Audio 15 infotainment unit on my 2020 Vito work van; I recently had to do a system reset because of difficulty re-pairing a mobile phone to it. Now the "call list" facility has disappeared. I found it useful, an internet search has been fruitless, do you reckon...
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    2020 Vito 114CDI AdBlue

    Had a new work van for about a month & already it's telling me to fill the AdBlue tank, even though checking the level via the dash menu says it's over 1/2 full. Are Mercedes being overly conservative with the warning or is it a trip to the dealers for a software update maybe?
  9. Phil1968

    Airmatic air struts

    Are Arnott a good aftermarket alternative? Certainly a bit cheaper than OEM 😉
  10. Phil1968

    Muffler delete on CLS500

    These cars are quiet as a church mouse, even under full throttle you can just make out it's a V8 as it's very muted. I wanted to hear the V8 music without it being obnoxious so I opted for a rear muffler delete whilst keeping the resonator & all cats present. The mufflers can go back on quite...
  11. Phil1968

    '06 CLS 500 oil grade / dipstick location

    Handbook's as clear as mud 😂 Which oil grade for an '06 CLS 500 with the M113 5.0 V8? I looked back through old service records that the previous owner kept & that gave no clear result, it's had 5w-30, 0w-40 & 5w-40. Also, is the red topped dipstick in the pic at the rear of the engine for the...
  12. Phil1968

    Indy recommendation in Kent

    As above, can anyone recommend a good indy in Kent, I live in the Medway towns. Thanks.
  13. Phil1968

    Satnav update disc CLS 2006

    Hi there, just bought a very clean low-mileage 2006 CLS500 & realise that the satnav disc is still the original so is still on 2006 mapping :D Did a search on here but could find nothing conclusive, where are you guys getting your updated discs from, Ebay, or is there a site? Thank you.
  14. Phil1968

    Fruitier exhaust for CLS500

    Hi there, just bought a very clean low-mileage 2006 CLS500 (5.0) & would love to liberate some of that lovely V8 sound. Listening to some of the clips on YouTube I'm torn between doing a resonator delete or a rear silencer delete. I'm after an increase in sound but not something that's going to...
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